GAINESVILLE

Nostalgia, charity and 'Snap Shots' songs highlight woman's club's holiday brunch


Published: Thursday, January 1, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 10:54 p.m.
Club President Sandra Arnold presided over an overflowing gathering at the Gainesville Woman's Club holiday meeting.
The celebration featured the distribution of 5,000 cookies pre-purchased by members and baked by Beverly Singer and her Evening Division members.
They continue to raise funds for the "Take Stock in Children" charity and they also gathered items to fill more than 100 stockings contributed by members.
After the meeting, Public Affairs Chairmen Peggy Billings and Laura Booth and other committee members took the stockings to The Salvation Army.
Members were treated to the musical virtuosity of "Snap Shots" (Chandra Morris, Jennifer Winsoe, Beckie Preston and Marcia MacWilliams), a talented quartet singing barbershop a cappella renditions of Christmastime musical selection.
Marion Coleman accompanied the social time with seasonal musical pieces, and an extensive judged arts and crafts show was held.
This annual holiday champagne brunch is also the moment new members are officially welcomed by the membership.
Membership Chairman Sarah Brown introduced new members: Barbara Galant, Glorida Kennedy, Frances Sander, Amanda Foust, Ruth Palmer, Kay-Betts Martin, Su Booher, Daun Spindler, Rosa Travis, Ann Wolff, Billie-Jane Mitro, Lois Tulenko, Ann Hudson, Martha Irvin, Mufti Kieffer and Edith Blanchard.
The Gainesville Woman's Club is preparing for its 100-year anniversary in March. Decorating Committee Co-Chairmen Trudy Kruczek and Carol Poucher are coordinating a "slice of life" from a specific time period for each membership meeting leading to the grand celebration in March.
The December meeting reflected the period from 1953 to 1977, with annual scrapbooks of the club's activities then.
The stage area was decorated with period furnishings and dress (right down to the bell bottoms!) contributed for the event by members.

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